& the only word in which seeing an ‘s’ doesn’t bother me is ‘demise’ because demize doesn’t look right. I suppose the ‘s’ is used by most non-Americans and I truly hate to say this, but you’re doing it wrong. Though, I find it ironic that we managed to replace ‘s’ for ‘z’ in all those words, but left demise alone. Since ‘s’ is so soft wouldn’t it then be pronounced de-mice? I’m also flummoxed* the ‘z’ didn’t get to stretch as far as being placed in other words: because, as, does, was, is.
I think this is why the English language is one of the hardest languages to learn. It makes no fucking sense. Debauchery is pronounced de-bok-ory. In most any other word ‘ch’ is soft like in ‘changes’ not hard like a ‘k’. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
There are a shit ton more nuances, but in reading, it feels so wrong to see any of the words in the above list spelled with an ‘s’. It sticks out like a sore thumb and I just wish I could correct it sometimes (read: every time). You don’t look right, you don’t feel right so you must be wrong.
Maybe I’ll just learn Italian and move to Italy. Yes, all because of a language and its nuances.
*Inserting a $10 word in a $2 slot just because I can.
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